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Re: Release Cycle

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:38:41 -0800
Ken Teague <kteague@pobox.com> wrote:

> > Is Debian's stable release cycle relative long because Debian
> > releases typically involve big changes that set the minimum time
> > between releases, or is it because Debian not really attempt to
> > design and make smaller, more frequent increments in order to
> > keep Debian stable releases from getting so (relatively) old
> > (while maintaining quality standards)?
> Debian doesn't have a set release cycle, as you've noticed.  It's
> long because they want to produce a distribution that's very stable
> and contains little or no bugs.  Bugs that are submitted after a
> release are found after the release is launched and they're
> normally not something that's easily found/reproducable or
> system-breaking.

I, for one, am very thankful for Debian and the way that it
releases.  I run a couple of servers that I would just as soon "just
ran", instead of having to tinker or fix things all the time.  I have
more to do.

Thank you, Debian!!

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to
read any books except the books nobody reads.

  --George Bernard Shaw

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